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First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Buzzbite
A Firebite in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
A Firebite in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Firebites[1] are nimble enemies from Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are relatives of Buzzbites that act in the same manner, moving quickly along platforms, walls, and ceilings. However, they are also drenched in flames and leave long but ephemeral trails of fire behind them. Should the Kongs touch by a Firebite or the flames it leaves behind, they lose a heart from their health meter.

The enemies are only found in the level Perilous Passage. They are invulnerable to all of the Kongs' attacks and can only be avoided. However, one Firebite gets crushed by a falling block during the level.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アチット[2]
From「アッチッチ」(acchicchi, Japanese expression meaning "hot") and「グルット」(Gurutto, Buzzbite)


  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 164. "Firebites travel along the sides, so stay in the middle of this area, and bounce back and forth on the springboards."
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.